September 2016: Michelle Muses

Last month I wrote my first blog post in a series I call “Michelle Muses”, where at the end of each month, I will talk a little bit about some of the personal, un-book-related adventures I went on.

Let’s take a look at September!


Canada’s Wonderland: I went to Wonderland with my friend from work, because we were invited to celebrate Crystal Fountains’s 50th anniversary. So we got to see a gorgeous fountain show – that was expected. What I didn’t expect was that the food stands were all open, and a few of the rides, too! So me, a non-ride person, psyched myself up and finally went on the park’s biggest, scariest roller coaster. And once my queasiness settled a bit, funnel cake! Because that’s what you do at Wonderland.


Dave & Buster’s: Deciding to get out more often and try new activities together, my boyfriend Luke and I went to D&B – which is basically a restaurant/bar/arcade. I haven’t been there in so long, and it was so fun! We played so many games, and it was great because I’d win some and he’d win some, so it wasn’t all one-sided.

And then I noticed they have a CROSSY ROADS game where you can win tickets. For those who know me, know that I was addicted to this game on my phone for so long. So needless to say I kept scoring tickets until I hit the 1000 ticket bonus for getting the high score! I’m glad things like being good at Crossy Roads is good enough to impress my bae. (We’re saving up tickets to get a giant teddy bear next time).


The Lockhart: Toronto is pretty fortunate, in that we have a Harry Potter-themed bar that makes for a great hang out spot. Me and my friend, Seren, who I haven’t seen in forever caught up over some HP drinks (pictured below is a “Better Beer”, but I also had a “Gin Weasley”)! It was so nice to just sit and chat in that relaxed atmosphere. It was her first time going, so we’re definitely going back!


Paint Nite: If you’re signed up to Groupon, you know of Paint Nite. You go to a restaurant/bar. They provide the canvas, the paint, the brushes, the teacher. You have a few drinks and try to recreate the painting of the night. I’ve done it before, and it’s a lot of fun, so I thought it would be a good double date night idea! Me and Luke went out with our friends Maddie and Kristian, and had a great time putting our own personal spin on the picture.


So September was definitely a good one. Looking forward to all the fun October is going to bring! (Halloween!)